Canadian Franchise Advisor
As a multiple-term member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), Gary is able to stay abreast of leading trends in the franchise industry. He has served on numerous committees and is a regular thought leadership contributor. He is a regular speaker at CFA events, including franchise shows, online webinars and annual conferences.
Gary enjoys mentoring young entrepreneurs and business leaders; he is also a volunteer mentor for emerging franchisors for the Canadian Franchise Association. He is co-chair of FranNet’s Franchise Advisory Committee and also serves on FranNet’s the Board of Directors.
Years In Franchising
Year With Franchise FastLane
Gary is a passionate entrepreneur! A calculated risk taker who thrives on creating opportunity for others, he is constantly redefining his comfort zone while helping others to redefine their comfort zones and unlock their “golden shackles” that had previously held them back from achieving and overachieving their financial and lifestyle goals.
Gary’s 29 years of experience in the Canadian franchising industry makes him an industry-leading and much sought-after consultant for people that are considering franchise ownership. Connecting great people with proven and viable franchise businesses is Gary’s mission. To achieve this goal, Gary is a multi-unit franchisee with FranNet (www.FranNet.com/gprenevost) – a consulting company that helps people who are considering self-employment as a career option. As the FranNet franchisee and franchise matchmaking consultant for Southern Ontario and Eastern Canada, Gary:
Gary’s other personal passions are time with his family, fitness, skiing, and other outdoor adventures including canoeing/kayaking, hiking, and fly-fishing; gourmet cooking, gardening, and global adventure travel round out the list. Gary shares that his most memorable vacation has been walking the Camino de Santiago in 2013.
KULA Yoga teacher training 2008 – 2009: 200-hour yoga instructor training
Georgetown Aikido 1995 – 2000: martial arts. While he is no longer able to practice the martial art of Aikido due to injury, Gary still applies the teachings and disciplines of this sport in his business and personal life.